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Sterling Drug Makes Gift to the Owatonna Foundation

Sterling Drug recently presented a check for $5000.00 to the Owatonna Foundation. “We are very appreciative of the Astrup Family’s contribution to the Foundation. Their investment in our community will go far in moving forward the Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for present and future generations by supporting Owatonna projects that focus on community, arts, recreation and education.” said Bob Jungbluth, Chairman of the Foundation’s Fundraising and Public Relations Committee.

Pictured below left to right: Foundation Trustees: Ray Stawarz, Charlie Herrmann, Sabra Otteson, Sterling Manager Greg Linell, Pharmacist, Dr. John Deranek, Trustees, Julie Rethemeier and Jay Johnson, Sterling staff, Sue Helgeson, and Trustee, Bob Jungbluth.

The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 59th year of serving the Owatonna community, provides capital grants in Owatonna and its environs in four areas: Community, Arts, Recreation, and Education.

The Foundation was established in 1957 with the goal of improving the quality of life for present and future generations of Owatonna residents. Since then, the Owatonna Foundation has committed more than $11.7 million dollars in grants to Owatonna projects and annually awards $30,000 in scholarships for both traditional and non-traditional students.

For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, please visit our website at:, or call our office at 455-2995.


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